Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has lived up to his poll promise.

The Mizoram Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga has cleared the proposed liquor prohibition bill in the state.

The Mizoram Liquor Prohibition Bill, 2019 will now be introduced in the state Assembly during the Budget session starting from March 20.

The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) had promised during the state Assembly election in November last year that if voted to power it would ensure total prohibition in the northeast state.

There was total prohibition in Mizoram from 1997 till January 2015 with the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act in force in the state.

The previous Congress government of Lal Thanhawla allowed opening of wine shops in the state from March 2015.

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